It Went Smoothly For Magnus

Время публикации: 22.03.2013 01:08 | Последнее обновление: 22.03.2013 03:03

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London: Top-seed is satisfied with his play

"If Carlsen wins today I am ready to consider him the winner of the Candidates tournament for 50%", Ilya Levitov said during the live talk on Chess-News. As we've been talking about the chances of Russian GMs, Mr. Levitov noted that now it will be pretty hard for them to catch the Norwegian who as you've already guessed took a point in the game against Peter Svidler.

Carlsen, "I'm very happy, I had four blacks so far. I feel that I'm playing at a decent level, so I am where I need to be, we will so what happens next." 

Svidler, "I got a normal position and then I decided to create something new. The position after  13.bxc3 h6 is perfectly standard and normally white puts the queen on c2, the bishop on a3 preventing d5 and then moving the f-knight on d2, Ba4, Ne3. This has all been seen before, so I thought maybe I should try something new. I came up with this idea with  15.Bc2, which allows Black to take on c4 if it wants. I was hoping to play d4 at some point. I actually could do that after 15...Rd8 16.Qe2 Bf8 but Black has many obvious good reactions to it.

Then was perhaps miscalculation. I was planning to play 20.d4 ехd4 21.Bе4 thinking I was doing OK here, but Black simply takes on a5:  21...Rха5. That was kind of unfortunate and I think White is already struggling here. I couldn't really see the way to equalize. 

"As usual the "conversion" phase went smoothly", Svidler said, however formally he was wrong.



Here 25...Bxh3! could have finished the game 26.dxe4 Rg5 27.g3 Bg4.
On a question if he considered this move Magnus said, "No I didn't. At this point I was just thinking that straightforward moves were good enough for getting a huge advantage, so I didn't really look for something else."
25...exd3 26.Bxd3 Bxd3 27.Rxd3 c5 28.Be5 Rxd3 29.Bxb8 c4. The position is indeed won. The last mistake made by white was 33.Qh5?, however after 33.Re8 white still could continue the play: 33...Qd7 34.Bd4 (white is forced to play so, otherwise black pieces are getting the white king) Bxd4 35.cxd4 Rxd4. 

 [Event "FIDE Candidates 2013"] [Site "London"] [Date "2013.03.21"] [Round "6"] [White "Svidler, Peter"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C84"] [WhiteElo "2747"] [BlackElo "2872"] [Annotator "Robot 3"] [PlyCount "72"] [EventDate "2013.??.??"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [TimeControl "40/7200:20/3600:900+30"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a4 b4 9. Nbd2 O-O 10. a5 Be6 11. Nc4 Rb8 12. c3 bxc3 13. bxc3 h6 14. Re1 Qc8 15. Bc2 Rd8 16. Qe2 Bf8 17. Ne3 d5 18. exd5 Nxd5 19. Nxd5 Rxd5 20. h3 Bf5 21. Rd1 Qe6 22. Bb1 Qd7 23. Be3 e4 24. Nd4 Nxd4 25. Bxd4 exd3 26. Bxd3 Bxd3 27. Rxd3 c5 28. Be5 Rxd3 29. Bxb8 c4 30. Be5 Bc5 31. Rb1 Qd5 32. Rb8+ Kh7 33. Qh5 Qe4 34. Rb2 Rd5 35. Re2 Qb1+ 36. Kh2 f6 0-1

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